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Bian Lian (simplified Chinese: 变脸; traditional Chinese: 變臉; pinyin: Biàn Liǎn; literally "Face-Changing") is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the more general Sichuan opera. Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music. They also wear vividly colored masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, which they change from one face to another almost instantaneously with the swipe of a fan, a movement of the head, or wave of the hand.
The pinyin characters for fu which represents good luck or good fortune. An ancient Chinese tradition that dates back to the Zhou Dynasty, which began in 256 B.C., and is still practiced during the Chinese Spring Festival and Chinese New Year, is hanging a fu symbol on your front door. In ancient times the fu symbol was used to keep away the Goddess of Poverty. In modern times the symbol represents a year of good luck, prosperity and happiness.
“In the ancient Indian Pali language, the words for mind and heart are the same. And the Chinese character for mindfulness is a combination of two characters. One part means now and the other means mind or heart. So, when you hear the word mindfulness you can also consider it to mean heartfulness.” ― Shamash Alidina
oday’s Word: 人 Pronounced: rén Translation: Human， man，people，person Example: 街上有很多人。jiē shàng yǒu hěn duō rén There are many people in the street. Ancient Chinese characters were pictographic, outlining the rough shape of things with simple lines. This is how the character comes: This character resembles the standing profile of a “person”, slightly bowing with hands down or gently raised.